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Computer scientists introduce new graphics software

mar, 11/08/2015 - 21:55
Computer scientists unveiled a new software modeling program that uses sophisticated geometric matching and machine learning to mimic humans' perception of style, giving users powerful new tools to compare the style similarity of 3-D objects The new first-of-its-kind structure-transcending software can benefit several computer graphics applications, researchers say.

'Machine teaching' holds the power to illuminate human learning

mar, 11/08/2015 - 16:01
Human learning is a complex, sometimes mysterious process. Most of us have had experiences where we have struggled to learn something new, but also times when we've picked something up nearly effortlessly. What if a fusion of computer science and psychology could help us understand more about how people learn, making it possible to design ideal lessons? That long-range goal is moving toward reality.

Depth-sensing camera gleans 3-D information in bright sunlight as well as darkness

lun, 10/08/2015 - 12:36
Depth-sensing cameras, such as Microsoft's Kinect controller for video games, have become widely used 3-D sensors. Now, a new imaging technology addresses a major shortcoming of these cameras: the inability to work in bright light, especially sunlight.

Artificially evolved robots that efficiently self-organize tasks

jeu, 06/08/2015 - 14:44
Darwinian selection can be used to evolve robot controllers able to efficiently self-organize their tasks. Taking inspiration from the way in which ants organize their work and divide up tasks, researchers evolved complex robot behaviors using artificial evolution and detailed robotics simulations.

Online tool enables public to track 'tip-of-the tongue' states, speech errors

mer, 05/08/2015 - 12:26
Researchers have produced a web-based tool allowing everyday people to engage in 'citizen science' by recording speech errors, something that is difficult to capture in the lab setting.

Giving robots a more nimble grasp

mar, 04/08/2015 - 16:08
Engineers have now hit upon a way to impart more dexterity to simple robotic grippers: using the environment as a helping hand. The team has developed a model that predicts the force with which a robotic gripper needs to push against various fixtures in the environment in order to adjust its grasp on an object.

Computer games can pick up dyslexia in minority pupils

lun, 03/08/2015 - 08:35
While pupils from minority groups are over-represented in Norwegian special needs education, practically no children from these groups are diagnosed with dyslexia. As a consequence many miss out on important help. Researchersare studying whether a computer game can pick up dyslexia in pupils from minority groups.

Robotic insect mimics Nature's extreme moves

jeu, 30/07/2015 - 16:24
By analyzing the natural mechanics of the water strider that enable it to launch off water's surface scientists have emulated this extreme form of locomotion in novel robotic insects.

Movement tracking technology sheds light on different speech disorders in children

mar, 28/07/2015 - 09:23
Facial motion capture -- the same technology used to develop realistic computer graphics in video games and movies -- has been used to identify differences between children with childhood apraxia of speech and those with other types of speech disorders, finds a new study.

Object recognition for robots

ven, 24/07/2015 - 10:54
A team of researchers specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Now these researchers have demonstrated how SLAM can be used to improve object-recognition systems, which will be a vital component of future robots that have to manipulate the objects around them in arbitrary ways.

New computer program first to recognize sketches more accurately than a human

mar, 21/07/2015 - 08:16
Researchers have built the first computer program that can recognize hand-drawn sketches better than humans.

Model for robots with bacteria-controlled brains

jeu, 16/07/2015 - 09:15
A scientist used a mathematical model to demonstrate that bacteria can control the behavior of an inanimate device like a robot.

Robotics and the law: When software can harm you

lun, 13/07/2015 - 20:57
Twenty years in, the law is finally starting to get used to the Internet. Now it is imperative that the law figure out how to deal effectively with the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence, an expert says.

New era in robotics: 3-D-printed robot is hard at heart, soft on the outside

jeu, 09/07/2015 - 14:51
Engineers have created the first robot with a 3-D-printed body that transitions from a rigid core to a soft exterior. The idea of blending soft and hard materials into the robot's body came from nature.The rigid layers make for a better interface with the device's electronic brains and power sources. The soft layers make it less vulnerable to damage when it lands after jumping.

Researchers design a new system to make overtaking safer on highways

lun, 06/07/2015 - 09:00
Researchers have designed EYES, a new system for smartphones and tablets –now in the prototype phase– which aims to make overtaking manoeuvres safer on highways. EYES provides visual help to the driver when he overtakes and it is also useful in monitoring manoeuvres for autonomous vehicles (platooning).

Computer learning system detects emotional context in text messages

lun, 29/06/2015 - 12:45
A student has developed a computerized learning system that can detect emotional sentiments, such as sarcasm and irony, in text messages and emails. It could help detect content that suggests suicidal ideations, or other "calls for help.”

Breakthrough graphene production could trigger revolution in artificial skin development

jeu, 25/06/2015 - 11:20
A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin,' that could be used in robots.

Computer vision and mobile technology could help blind people 'see'

jeu, 25/06/2015 - 08:15
Computer scientists are developing new adaptive mobile technology that could enable blind and visually-impaired people to ‘see’ through their smartphone or tablet. The team plans to use color and depth sensor technology inside new smartphones and tablets, like the recent Project Tango by Google, to enable 3D mapping and localisation, navigation and object recognition.

What your clothes may literally say about you

mer, 24/06/2015 - 11:55
Researchers have designed a responsive hybrid material that is fueled by an oscillatory chemical reaction and can perform computations based on changes in the environment or movement, and potentially even respond to human vital signs.

Iris recognition gives smartphone users more security options, expert says

mar, 23/06/2015 - 16:13
A new smartphone has been developedwith iris recognition and a professor says the technology is giving people more options to protect their electronic devices and should be available in the United States in the near future.